Enhanced thermal radiation from a tidally heated exomoon with a single hot spot

@inproceedings{Jager2021EnhancedTR,
  title={Enhanced thermal radiation from a tidally heated exomoon with a single hot spot},
  author={Zolt'an J. Jager and Gy. M. Szab'o},
  year={2021}
}
An exomoon on a non perfectly circular orbit experiences tidal heating that is capable to significantly contribute to the thermal brightness of the moon. Here we argue that the thermal heat is unevenly distributed on the moon’s surface, the emission of the tidal heat is limited to a few hot spots on the surface. A well-known example is the tidally heated Io. Due to their significantly increased temperature, the hot spots enhance the energy emission in thermal wavelengths. We made simulations… 

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